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in a decade. what will the wild winter bring to your neighborhood next. >>> extreme political makeover? romney winning the numbers game. but is he winning hearts? remember that sweater? that swigging? that bowling alley. is the mitt makeover next? >>> abc news investigates. is that ground beef that you buy at the supermarket what you think it is? tomorrow, will you be asking your grocer if they're pumping up the volume with something called pink slime? >>> and the billionaires' club. the rags to riches tales of the newest millionaires. how oprah's friend turned a girdle into a gold mine. >>> good evening. the u.s. government made it official today. announcing that this is the single-warmest winter in a decade in america. and here's what it looks like. two-thirds of the country, those states in red and yellow, have been abnormally warm. so warm, millions of people should begin bracing for the consequences around the corner. for one thing, experts say they are starting to see mosquitos swarming way before spring arrives. and tracking it all for us tonight, abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: hig
a wild ride for mitt romney. last night, he took six of the ten states up for grabs in super tuesday. but as one person put it, he's winning votes, but not necessarily love. and that's the mission team romney is tackling tonight. it's "your voice, your vote." and abc's david muir is on the trial with romney. david? >> reporter: diane, good evening, from boston. at romney headquarters today, confidence that this nomination is now theirs. they say it would take an act of god for the other candidates to catch up. that might be so. but after super tuesday, a sobering wednesday of sorts, this race still far from over. and we asked, at what cost? tonight, call it the romney reality. over a million more votes that the other guys. yet the finish line is still far from off. and like a groundhog who sees his shadow, romney woke up today and saw -- >> we're doing really well. >> reporter: rick santorum, who won three states last night and nearly stole ohio, too. so, even if it is romney at the end of this long, ugly fight, at what price against president obama? >> we haven't seen in more than a
in flames, heading right for america's top defense official. >>> romney on the ropes. after a bruising night, mitt romney asked why he won't stop talking about his wealth and his powerful friends. >> why do you keep doing that. >>> give me a break. a convict sentenced to life in prison, still collecting unemployment checks. "world news" investigations, $13 billion in taxpayer waste. >>> and mr. mom fights back. this diaper ad has american dads up in arms tonight. huggies, backing down. >>> good evening. after a tense week for the u.s. in afghanistan, there was another white-knuckle moment that nearly turned into a global crisis today. a truck, on the runway, just as secretary of defense, leon panetta was about to land. and moments later, the driver, an afghan that worked as a translator for american forces, went up in flames. abc's nick schifrin is in kabul to tell us what he has learned about this latest drama today. nick? >> reporter: diane, the u.s. in afghanistan is suffering from a cascade of crises. and the defense secretary came here personally today to reassure the troops the mission
. alabama and mississippi. at the same time, some of those voters gave mitt romney a bit of a bruising. and today, he had to fend off a question about his money and his message. and abc's david muir is here to tell us more. david? >> reporter: diane, good evening. we do know that romney did win hawaii. but you point out the headlines and the questions today, all about that case he made in the south. so many voters, not convinced. >> i got started right this morning, with biscuits and cheesy grits. >> reporter: mitt romney took his fight to the south. but rick santorum swept it. mississippi and alabama. romney came in third there. romney did win wealthier voters. earning $100,000 or more, chose romney. voters earning $50,000 or less, santorum. and today on fox news, romney was asked about criticism he doesn't connect. >> people ask you about football. and you talk about how you know the nfl owners. people ask you about nascar and you talk about how you know some racing car owners. you talk about ann's two cadillacs. and people say he can't relate. he's so rich, he can't relate to the re
your vote on the president's home turf, illinois. a win there tonight will put mitt romney one step closer to wrapping up the nomination. and abc's jake tapper did the math on what that victory would cost. >> reporter: greetings from rom flee campaign headquarters. the polls have closed and it's too early to project a winner, but mitt romney is leading rick santorum. we thought we'd take a look at romney's long hard journey to the nomination, by the numbers. >> killing time before the illinois primary returns come in, mitt romney participated in a google-plus hangout this afternoon. >> i'm going to do everything i can to bring people together to accomplish what has to be done. >> so how close is romney to winning the nomination? let's do a search of our own. not even halfway there. romney has won 521 delegates out of a total 1,144 needed to win. we still need 623 more delegates. romney has amaced more than double the number rick santorum has won. so he's in the lead. there are 24 states and 1,200 delegates left outstanding. romney has to win 47% of them. santorum has to win 67%. qui
talk israel out of bombing iran? >>> bold words. ann romney speaking out about her husband's wealth. barbara bush attacking the state of the presidential campaign. >> i think the worst campaign i've ever seen in my life. >>> young and restless. do your children snore? a new study raising troubling links between snoring and their behavior. >>> and the people's prince. we're there as prince harry dances in the footsteps of his mother. >>> good evening. we begin with new video of families running in terror from those tornadoes that rained down fury across the country on friday. this video shot as one of more than 70 twisters roars closer. the images a new reminder that sometimes the differences between life and death is just a matter of seconds. there is destruction tonight across 12 states. 39 people have died. today, survivors had to search for their belongings beneath several inches of new snow. abc's meteorologist ginger zee is in the hard-hit community of henryville, indiana, tonight. ginger. >> reporter: diane, i am standing inside someone's living room. you can see the kitchen b
will be tracking those storms again for us throughout the night. >>> now politics, mitt romney is riding high after a win in puerto rico. spending the day on president obama's home turf, chicago, illinois before the big vote there tomorrow. tonight he's unleashing a secret weapon, his wife. jake tapper reports, tonight is a big test for ann romney. is she the closer who can pull in vital voters, the republican women? >> reporter: today at the university of chicago, where president obama once taught. mitt romney made his pitch to republicans. >> i represent a reclaiming of america's founding principles. >> but was his wife, ann, romney most interesting? >> what is the legacy we'll leave our children and grandchildren? i'm hearing this from women everywhere. >> music to the ears of cherry griffith, a romney delegate. >> i think she's a strong and beautiful woman. >> polls have him leading in illinois where he needs to show he can win the suburban voters and women whom the republicans will need in the fall. romney and santorum run even with republican men in the latest poll. romney beats santorum with
the romney campaign tried to get the other candidates to pull out. wielding a big endorsement from former governor jeb bush after romney's victory last night in illinois, and even using the symbolism of a children's toy, here is jake tapper, jake? >> reporter: it was an unusual day in the campaign trail. mitt romney and his group wanted to talk about his illinois victory but the debate of the etch a sketch threatened to erase all that. it was a day mitt romney was supposed to revel in his victory. and try to get the party behind him. but a top romney strategist was asked on cnn if he had run too far to the right to win in november. >> he hit a reset button. for the fall campaign. everything changes. it's like an etch a sketch. you can shake it up and start over again. >> reporter: the etch a sketch, the popular gift for children was today a presence for romney rivals. democrats produced a web video. and republicans could not resist. >> we are not looking for someone who is the etch a sketch candidate. you are looking for someone who writes what they believe in in stone and stays true to w
the economic boom. >>> southern showdown. mitt romney talking grits and gravy. does this mean he can seal the deal with a southern surprise? >>> grime wave. this man isn't shopping. he's shoplifting tide. the dirty secret on a bizarre, new crime wave. >>> and jaycee, who inspired millions of viewers, tells us how her life has changed today. >> i can't go there yet. >>> good evening. the economy is heating up tonight. you can see it in the stock market. the dow closed up more than 200 points, the highest close since december 2007. almost a year before the recession began. and we have news, tonight, about something else heating up those numbers. believe it or not, it is this record heat. the winter that did not happen. so, what's the connection? abc's david muir is here right now to tell us. david? >> reporter: diane, there's no question there's more than pollen in the air tonight. economists across the board, telling me today that this warmer winter is still bringing a swift wind. but for the economy. and tonight, here, the numbers they say prove it. across much of this country, tonight, t
. >>> and now, we turn to the political map and a whole new day for mitt romney, who seemed to have a new approach. even talking about his mormon religion today. last night, he won the arizona primary handily. and his home state of michigan in a much closer race. but as "your voice, your vote" proceeds to super tuesday, he seems to be looking to show another side. and abc's david muir is with him in ohio. david? >> reporter: good evening, diane. hard to believe less than a week, now, to super tuesday. and for mitt romney, after that close call last night, in his home state of michigan, a nagging challenge. how to better relate, better connect with voters across the republican base. and today here, an extraordinary moment when a supporter stood up and asked the governor, how are you going to show your heart? at a town hall in columbus late today, greg davis, a supporter so frustrated at the portrayal of romney as out of touch, said this -- >> you're a man with a vast business knowledge. but i know you have a heart. >> thank you. thank you. i think, like the rest of you in this room, by far
" -- super showdown. voting in ten states. the biggest test yet. can mitt romney put away the nomination tonight? >>> survivor's story. a mom who lost her leg, shielding her children from that tornado's fury. >> it's something that any mother would do. >> as her home went from this, to this. >>> stressed out. women stretched too thin. the simple test to see if stress is wrecking your body. >>> and remembering the music man. he wrote some of the most magical music in the movies. tonight, the secrets behind his songs. ♪ it's a small world after all >>> good evening. this is it. the super-sized night, usually changing everything. and the results are already streaming in. voters in ten states weighing in tonight. and already, we have some answers. abc news can now project mitt romney will take massachusetts, virginia and vermont. former speak of the house, newt gingrich, will take georgia, his home state. and in the all-important battleground of ohio, the exit polls show it's a two-man race, mitt romney and rick santorum. and our entire team is out in force tonight. next to me, george step
romney put away the nomination tonight? >>> survivor's story. a mom who lost her leg, shielding her children from that tornado's fury. >> it's something that any mother would do. >> as her home went from this, to this. >>> stressed out. women stretched too thin. the simple test to see if stress is wrecking your body. >>> and remembering the music man. he wrote some of the most magical music in the movies. tonight, the secrets behind his songs. ♪ it's a small world after all >>> good evening. this is it. the super-sized night, which usually changes everything. voters in ten states are lining up at the polls, right now, as we are on the air, from north dakota, to georgia, idaho, to massachusetts. so, is this the night mitt romney virtually locks up the race? and what will rick santorum do? our team is on the ground, as "your voice, your vote" is rolling in. and abc's david muir and jon karl spent the day with the candidates as they cross this finish line. let's begin right now with david muir. david? >> reporter: diane, no question, this is a critical evening for mitt romney. we're
called super tuesday. and today, the front-runner, mitt romney, was asked about a tape that is raising a new question about something he had said before he ran for president, and something he's saying now. it's a tape obtained exclusively by abc news. and jon karl tells us more. >> reporter: in seattle today, mitt romney promised deep cuts to the federal budget. >> i am going to go through, one by one, and say, is this program so essential, it's worth borrowing money from china to pay for them? >> reporter: but in a long-lost video shot in 2002 by democrats and obtained by abc news, romney is heart promising to go program by program for an entirely different reason, to get money for massachusetts. >> i am a big believer in getting money where the money is. the money is in washington. i want to go after every grant, every project, every department in washington, to assure that we are taking advantage of economic development opportunities. >> reporter: these days, romney calls himself an outsider. >> i'm the only guy that hasn't spent time in washington. >> reporter: listen to him in 200
to a big day in your voice, your voice. the day the romney campaign tried to get the other candidates to pull out. wielding endorsement from jeb bush and even using the symbolism of a children's day. here is jake tapper. >> reporter: it was an unusual dine the campaign trail. mitt romney and his group wanted to talk about the victory. but the debate of the etch a sketch threat erase that. >> it was a day mitt romney was supposed to revel in his victory. but a top romney strategy gist was asked on cnn if he had run too far to the right to win in november. >> he hit a reset button. it's like an etch a sketch. you can shake it up and start over again. >> reporter: the etch a sketch, today a presence for his rivals. they produced a remember video. >> we are not looking for someone who is the etch a sketch candidate. you are looking for someone who write what is they believe in? stone and stays true to what they say. >> reporter: late this afternoon, governor romney responded saying the issues he is running on now will be the same ones in november. >> i'm running as a conservative republic
and florida. in all of them, obama beats romney. the republican primary has taken its toll on romney. take a look at the poll. 52% of registered voters view romney unfavorable. >> 50%. a lot of bruises there from his opponents on his own team. what happen does he do about it? >> tomorrow he is going to be with president h.w. bush. the former president will be endorsing him and sending a message to gingrich and santorum that it's time to stop. they have to unifie behind romney. >> we will see if the patriarch gets it done. good to see you. >>> now we go to cuba where two lions on the world stage sat goad. pope benedict, 85 years old. and fidel castro, 85. the fiery champion of communism. christiane? >> reporter: well, they joked about their age telling him, i am still doing any duties. castro is no longer the president here. as you know, the popes travel a lot in the modern era, with you when comes to like this, expectations are high. tens of thousands, standing under the blazing tropical sun, to see the man they call "el papa." the pope has just passed by in his pope mobile and these peopl
romney. what happened simply, the republican primary, long and hard fought, has taken its toll on romney. take a look at our own poll. 52% of americans, registered voters, view romney unfavorably. this is something we have simply never seen so high an favorable rating for something this point in the election. >> 50%. a lot of bruises there from his opponents on his own team. what does he do about it? >> tomorrow he is going to be with president george h.w. bush. so the grand -- the former president will be with him, endorsing him, not just endorsing him but sending a message to gingrich and santorum and to the others that it's time for the republican in-fighting to stop. they have to unify behind romney. >> we will see if the patriarch gets it done. thanks so much, jon. good to have you here in new york. >>> now we go to cuba where two lions on the world stage sat together. pope benedict, 84 years old, a symbol of hope for catholics across the globe. and fidel castro, 85. the fiery but ailing champion of communism. abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour is in havana tonight and
held today, he could lose to mitt romney, polls say. so, the race is on. this morning, the president held an official event in maryland. >> four more years. >> reporter: while the vice president headlined a campaign rally in ohio. but the events did not seem all that different. certainly not their tone about the republican candidates. >> mitt romney, rick santorum, and newt gingrich. these guys have a fundamentally different economic philosophy than we do. the economic theories of gingrich, santorum and romney, they are bankrupt. >> if some of these folks were around when columbus set sail, they must have been founding members of the flat earth society. >> reporter: members of elite society were welcomed by the president at a state dinner for the british prime minister last night. in attendance, businessmen richard branson and warren buffett, the cast of the hit british tv series "downton abbey," and with a choice seat next to the first lady, george clooney. also there, more than three dozen of president obama's top campaign fund-raisers. prime minister cameron joked that his wife lo
premiere, along with white house aides and senior staffers from the romney and santorum campaigns, was actress julianne moore, who plays sarah palin. >> you know the difference between hockey moms and a pit bull? lipstick. >> reporter: moore says she traced the governor's accent to palin's father, originally from idaho. the accuracy of the film, more so than the accent, is in hot dispute. it portrays the former governor as a charismatic campaigner, who initially provided a big boost to the lagging mccain campaign. but then proved utterly unprepared for the job of running mate. >> she's on the verge of a complete nervous breakdown. >> reporter: palin gives the movie a thumbs-down. >> the movie is based on a false narrative, as you can see in the trailer. so, no. i am not going to watch it. >> reporter: so, how does the film stack up against the facts? the film defends palin on the infamous $150,000 wardrobe bill for her and her family. saying it was a campaign staff mess-up, not palin's fault, which both sides say is true. the film depicts a foreign policy tutorial, in which palin
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